Lt. Gov. Gilchrist Joins Detroit Riverfront Conservancy Board
April 26, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Lt. Gov. Gilchrist Board Detroit Riverfront ConservancyJoins
Gilchrist joins the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy Board as a representative of the Governor’s Office.GarlinLt. Governor Today –LANSING, Mich.
will flourish for generations to come.” how we can enable even further possibilities and create a space that I’m excited to see .city, the state and the country as a connected communitythe said. “The Detroit riverfront has the possibility to bring residents together from across Gilchrist“When you look at Detroit, there are so many great things going on that make our state an attractive option for businesses to invest and families to raise their children,”
engineering from the University of Michigan. He built a successful career as a software engineer at Microsoft, social media manager for the 2008 Obama presidential campaign, national campaign director for MoveOn.org, and director of technology for the City of Detroit. computer degrees in computer science and bachelor’sLt. Governor Gilchrist holds
Lt. Governor Gilchrist has built a reputation for bringing transformative ideas to Detroit. As the director of innovation and emerging technology, he created an app for residents to report problems, such as broken street lights and illegal trash dumping, on their smartphones.
The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy is governed by a 46-member Board of Directors, which represents both public and private organizations within the state. The Conservancy is responsible for the improvement, operations, maintenance and programming of the Detroit International Riverfront, spanning from the Ambassador Bridge to the Belle Isle Bridge.
, Lt. Governor Gilchrist will be a non-voting member of the board. membermeritus emeritus members—including a role for a member of the Governor’s Office. As an eThe board also has several members listed that serve as